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Animated map of earthquakes in Iceland

I'm late on this, but remember that volcano eruption in Iceland a few months back, and all the European airports had to shut down because…

You + Me = Awesome

I used this diagram to convince my wife to marry me (j/k). Buy the print by Nick Schmitz here. Have a good weekend! [via swissmiss]…

Back-of-the-napkin personal financial advice

Carl Richards, a financial planner and a regular on The New York Times' Bucks blog, uses graphs and diagrams to explain personal finance. And as…

Martin Wattenberg talks data and visualization

Martin Wattenberg, who with his associate Fernanda Viégas, was just snatched up by Google, talks data and visualization in a lecture at MIT. For the…

Weeplaces visualizes your FourSquare movements

I'm still not comfortable sharing my location with strangers, and my friends are all really low-tech, so FourSquare has never appealed to me. But if…

Designing an easier-to-read NYC subway map

There's a lot of history behind the New York City subway map, but despite all the revisions, people (especially out-of-towners) still find it hard to…

Alex Rodriguez joins the 600 club

Alex Rodriguez became only the seventh player in MLB history to hit 600 home runs, at a younger age than any of the previous six…

$8.7b Iraq development funds unaccounted for

A simple question from GOOD magazine: where did the money to rebuild Iraq go? In 2003, the Development Fund for Iraq (DFI) was established for…

Another view of Inception, with the kicks this time

Here's another timeline of Inception from deviantArt user, dehas. This one has the kicks in it. Start on the bottom left, and follow the character…

Back to the Future trilogy timelines

You know I can never resist a good Back to the Future reference. Also from graphic designer Sean Mort, the trilogy timelines are displayed in…

Need a new logo? Use this flowchart to decide

This flowchart from Watermark Design helps you decide if you need a new logo. Oddly enough all paths lead to Watermark's logo design services. That…

New York Times on how they design their graphics

Leading up to their book, Turning Pages: Editorial Design for Print Media, publisher Gestalten has a chat with Steve Duenes and Archie Tse — of…

Browse street-side with Microsoft Street Slide

When street view came out on all the the popular online map applications, we thought it was awesome. We were able to see photos of…

Inception dream levels explained in flowchart

You knew this was coming. I'd call spoiler alert for those who haven't seen Inception yet, but honestly, this flowchart from graphic designer Sean Mort…

What online marketers know about you

Andrew Garcia Philips and Sarah Slobin (plus five data gatherers) of The Wall Street Journal report on the prevalence of trackers and cookies on the…

Exploring the Reach of Firefox

Once every blue moon I like to freelance as a short break from school work, and a few months back I got an email from…

Inside the Glenn Beck/Goldline scheme

Jess Bachman and Barry Ritholtz take a look at the Glenn Beck/Goldline scheme in standard flowchart fashion. In a nutshell: Goldline sponsors the Glenn Beck…

Redesign of the Federal IT Dashboard

About a year after the launch of the Federal IT Dashboard, business intelligence consultancy Juice Analytics focuses on five areas — message, flow, charts, context,…

A graphical look at Burning Man

This graphic on Burning Man is totally lost on me, but maybe you guys will appreciate it more. I first heard about the event on…

How to win Rock-paper-scissors every time

I admit it. When I first heard there are actual tournaments for Rock-paper-scissors, sanctioned by the World Rock Paper Scissors Society, I laughed. I mean…

Two-minute journey through the history of cinema

35mm, a short film by Sarah Biermann, Torsten Strer, Felix Meyer, and Pascal Monaco, strips 35 movies to their simplest form and cleverly strings them…

Ugly chart used to confuse readers

Charles Blow on this unnecessarily complex chart used to show the network of Obamacare: Maybe it's the former graphics/art director in me, but I get…